1 Days Left to Support a Troper-Created Project : Personal Space (discuss)

Headscratchers / Dinosaur

  • One can imagine that with a population of massive herbivores, lots of hatchlings being born, and no more predators to control their numbers, things are going to get ''extremely'' ugly very soon for the surviving dinosaurs.
  • Which is one of the reasons why a popular theory is that this movie effectively takes place during the end (of the Jurassic Period, that is. The beginning of the Cretaceous probably wasn't any fun for anyone.)
    • Word of God says it's Late Cretaceous. The ending is based on the theory that some dinosaur species managed to survive the huge die-off and into the Tertiary Age for a few 10,000 years.
    • This would still mean they would die off eventually. Even worse for the species in the herd who clearly were the last of their kind...
      • "Eventually" will come sooner than they think, unless they found a way to force multiple, massive herbivores with LOTS of babies to preserve the food supply. Because they just made sure nature's way of keeping green, growing things around is gone.
      • Why does everyone assume that these are the very last dinosaurs in the world? There may very well be many others in other parts of the world, away from the meteorite strike. We spend the whole movie following a specific group of dinosaurs, so how would we know they're the only ones?
    • From the dialogue between Kron and Bruton, we can tell that the herd makes the migration across the desert fairly regularly. Those two have done it dozens of times at least. Maybe they do it every year. So they migrate to the Nesting Grounds to lay and hatch their eggs in a well-protected valley, then they leave, traveling back across the desert to a place with enough food to sustain them until they are ready to breed again. Lots of modern-day animals do this.
  • Why the hell did everyone forget the Pteranodon? I mean, it didn't speak and it was kind of brief its appearence, but still it was flying around in the most glorious moment of the movie. Plus without it the story would not have happened anyway.
    • Possibly the most epic instance of a Big Lipped Alligator Moment that has ever occurred.
      • It doesn't seem an example of this... it seems more like an Applied Phlebotinum (because it causes the beginning of the story)...
      • In the video game adaptations, the Pteranodon (named Flia) was not simply trying to take the egg back to her nest to feed to her chicks, she actually tried to hatch Aladar, and joined their quest to find the Nesting Grounds as one of the three playable characters (along with Aladar and Zini).
      • And for the record, she is awesome.
  • How exactly did Bruton use the plant Plio gave him? Even if he was able to reach his wounds with those arms, he doesn't exactly have opposable thumbs...
    • Iguanodon had an opposable pinky finger, weird by our standards yes...
      • Im thinking he didnīt reach his wounds with his hands; he probably chewed on the plant and licked its wounds.